If your office is starting to show its age, it might be time to give it a fresh coat of paint. New paint can improve the appearance of your office and increase the productivity of your employees, especially if you choose a neutral color such as gray. Studies show neutral colors promote productivity, while white promotes and sense of sterility, which can actually diminish productivity. Here are four steps you should take to get your office ready for a fresh coat of paint.
Clear the Space
The best way to ensure a mess-free painting experience is to clear the office. You can't do that if all of your employees are at work while you're trying to paint the office. Arrange to get the painting done during a time when your employees will be out of the office. Remove all of the furnishings so that you have the space you need to move around while you're painting.
Cover the Windows
The last thing you want to do is spend time cleaning paint off your windows. You can protect your windows by covering them before you start painting. For this portion of the project, you'll need a spray bottle filled with water, and old newspaper. Spray your windows with thin layer of water. Place a sheet of newspaper onto the wet window. Give the newspaper another fine misting of water. The water will keep the newspaper on the glass until you're done painting. When it's time to clean-up, you can simply peel the paper off the windows.
Prep the Walls
Before you start painting your office, you'll need to prep the walls. The first thing you should do is remove all of the nails and outlet covers. Once you've removed the nails and outlet covers, go around the office and patch the holes using a putty knife and premixed drywall compound.
Call the Professionals
If you've gotten to this point and realized that you bit off more than you could chew, it might be time to call in the professionals, such as those from Paintworks Unlimited. The prep work that you've done will allow the painters to get in and get the job done in less time, which means you and your staff can get back to work quicker.
Now that it's time to give your office a fresh coat of paint, use the tips provided here to prep your office and get it ready for the paint crew.